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Madison River Oaks Opens

CLINTON- MBJ-TV and MBJ staff writer Clay Chandler get an inside look at the new Madison River Oaks Medical Center located just south of Canton. A self-described “boutique hospital” it will serve residents in Madison County including emergency, maternity and surgical needs.

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Gartin Justice Building Dedication

By Stephen McDill JACKSON- Judges, elected and retired state officials, attorneys and the general public gather at the recently opened Carroll Gartin Justice Building (named for the late lieutenant governor) to christen the new home of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Entrepreneurs selected for MTA's New Venture Challenge

JACKSON — Three Jackson entrepreneurs were selected to compete in the 4th-Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge, organized by the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA). The annual competition was free and open to the public at the Jackson Convention Center located in downtown Jackson. Competitors include: Marla Group, of Jackson, which has a patented hooded hair dryer that provides a healthier, more ...

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Myers Tire Supply bringing distribution center, jobs

SOUTHAVEN — Officials from Myers Tire Supply, a distributor of tools, supplies and equipment for the tire service market, is locating a new regional distribution center in a 50,000-square-foot facility at the IDI Airways Distribution Center in Southaven. The project will create 25 new jobs, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). MDA worked closely with Myers Tire Supply and ...

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State casinos report drop in winnings in March

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winnings for Mississippi’s state-licensed casinos totaled $189.3 million in April, down from the $212.1 million in March, according to a report today from the state Revenue Department. The casinos along the Gulf Coast took in $87.4 million in April, while the 19 casinos along the Mississippi River won $101.9 million from players. The casinos took in $198.1 ...

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Inspections of flooded homes begin; river reopening

WEST MISSISSIPPI — Tunica County officials have begun inspecting flooded properties in what is the first step in a process to allow people back into their homes. Tunica County spokesman Larry Liddell said the water receded enough today for county inspectors to check some houses in the Cutoff community to see if they are structurally sound. That will take three ...

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Russell sworn in, makes appellate court history

FLORA — Court of Appeals Judge Ermea Russell has been sworn, becoming the first African-American woman to sit on a Mississippi appellate court. Gov. Haley Barbour, who appointed Judge Russell to a vacancy on the court, moved up the effective date of her appointment to allow her to participate in the May 20 dedication of the Gartin Justice Building. The ...

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Peoples Bank takes home national SBA award

MENDENHALL — Peoples Bank of Mendenhall recently received the Small 7(a) Lender of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). While portfolio performance played a significant role in the award, the institution’s continued support of small business, especially in underserved communities during challenging economic times was also a major factor. In FY 2010, Peoples Bank made 320 ...

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Forest Service commits to help with post-flood recovery

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will be among the federal agencies ready to help address flood cleanup and recovery needs in Mississippi. That is the word Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he has received from the agency. Cochran addressed the historic flooding situation in Mississippi during a Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing last Thursday regarding the FY2012 ...

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Long Beach, Jackson County sign tidelands leases

LONG BEACH and JACKSON COUNTY — Officials in Long Beach and Jackson County have separately approved and authorized Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie and Jackson County Board president Melvin Harris to sign tidelands leases with the Secretary of State’s Office. “Long Beach and Jackson County have ensured public access to their harbors for all Coast residents while maintaining local management,” ...

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